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, the migration, jim crow, the depression and that all their steps forward and steps backward reflect if of who we are. so i think i thought about it like that. >> actually i was wondering if you thought of it as a smaller project? in other words not that you would not have to put in context the individuals that make family tree and some of whom we see scrolling behind us but it strikes me in the writing of the book that it contained a social history, that it was a black wife, broke -- both rural urban, southern sweeping and it was intimate. i was just wondering, did that scale happen as a result of the actual research when you put pen to paper fingertip to keyboard and you thought, this is much more than i thought it would be when i set out to do this? >> i think that i always had an idea that her family was reflect that, but you are right that when you are in it it becomes something else. one of the things that actually is a practical matter as a writer which became clear to me is that when you are digging back this far you don't have the voices that you need to bring the story to life. and some
, jim. caller: i'm calling from georgetown, texas. senator schumer proposed a $1 million cut off. reid and durbin did not go along with that. no entitlement cuts and we have $16 chilean debt and everybody -- $16 trillion debt and everybody keeps spending. don't we have to pay this debt down? host: the debt is $16.3 tr illion. another looming deadline. the treasury department can extend the deadline for the next month or two. part of the dynamics in the negotiations. front page of "the washington times." is the brink" cutline. host: harry reid had this to say on the senate floor. [video clip] >> the american people do not understand. the house is operating without the house of representatives. it is being operated with a dictatorship by the speaker. if the $250,000 would be brought would pass. speed brainer could've brought legislation to the house and it would have passed. host: gcomments by harry reid. the senate is in session today. bill has this point -- from "the national journal" -- the story is available online. "the president will have a strong hand to play over what to do about
of the pole. tons of confetti dropped on times square. >> jim dolan of wabc was there. >> reporter: hours of standing out in the cold did not slow down the million or so people in times square who didn't seem to mind the weather. all right. some minded the weather. edwin is from puerto rico. how long have you been out here? >> seven hours. >> reporter: you're a little cold, aren't you? >> yes. >> reporter: security is tight here. police are everywhere, in and around the crowd and many here brought their children, who, well, may have been coached a little bit. and the cold didn't seem to have a great reason why she was here. >> because -- >> reporter: you came because your mom made you. >> yaf. >> this is my first time in new york city. >> reporter: you wanted to be here, didn't you. >> yeah. >> reporter: how is that working out? >> it's good, but it's cold. >> reporter: nick from rock away park has it covered. >> the crowd is getting a little crazy with the pushing. i have to push them in their place a little bit. they appreciate that. >> got a good view and everything. >> reporter: tell
for the times. talking to jim messina the campaign manager of the obama campaign and david axelrod and rahm emanuel and stephanie cutter and asking them you know, how would the next years under obama, given that the house composition -- >> is almost certainly going to be similar. >> how will things be different and uniformly their answer, in other words the talking point, was that the fever will break, that the american people if they vote for president obama for another four years will basically be voting against obstructionist and the republicans will get the message and they will walk in a sultry fashion toward the center of. >> i can see that happening at all. >> no, no and if that is her talking point and they are siding with the. >> are you optimistic to say that governor romney would have one that there is and you waiting for him after he gets into office? >> no, no i'm not and i wrote a story for "the new york times magazine" on governor romney and specifically on his kind of governor that appeared three weeks ago or so. the way that the piece concludes is by, i interviewed a number
to the most important moments. slavery, a civil war, and emancipation, migration, jim crow, a depression, and all the steps forward and back were reflected of who we are. >> host: did you think of it as a smaller project? not to put it in context the individuals of the family tree but it became a social history of rural and urban urban, a southern and northern sweeping, intimate. did that scale have been as a result of their research with pen to paper and fought this is much more than i thought? >> guest: alloys had an idea her family was reflective but when you are in it, it becomes something else. as a practical matter when you dig back this is far you don't have the voices you need to bring the story to life. people say what about letters and journals? if people were barred from writing and reading those records geneticist and historical records do not capture as much. i knew i had to get extemporaneous characters to bring it to life. i do not think about leaving those stories of the people of the time. >> host: you did a very good job. [laughter] one review did make light that you we
election reporting for "the new york times" magazine and in talking to jim messina, campaign manager of the obama campaign, david axelrod, robert emanuel and ascii none, how the next four years under an obama presidency given that the house composition before less the same. >> most certainly going to be similar. >> uniformly very unfair, and other verses as a talking point, with the fever will break, that the american people as they vote for president obama for another four years will basically be voting against obstructionism. republicans would get the message and walk in a fashion towards the center. >> i can't see that happening at all. >> that's their talking point. >> are you any more optimistic? governor romney is supposed to the president being reenacted that their son joe waiting for him after he gets into office? >> now, i'm not. i wrote a story for "the new york times" magazine on governor romney and specifically his time as governor day. about three weeks ago or so. the basic piece concludes is i interviewed a number of people and particularly the more conservative house r
and progressive, and they, they were deeply anti-segregationist and anti-jim crow. and they built in the raleigh/durham/chapel hill area something called the research triangle that depended a lot on education, on higher education and which has really paid huge dividends and, in a way, opened the road to the new south as we think of it today. my father would have been, in 2008, would have been so fiercely proud to see barack obama elected in north carolina, to see the country, to see the state go for barack obama. sadly, it wasn't to happen again in 2012, although we worked really hard at it. but anyway, my first, my first campaign that i actively was involved with was mcgovern in '72, and i think my wife kim still has the pumper sticker that says -- the bumper sticker that says don't blame me, i'm from massachusetts. [laughter] i think massachusetts was the only state to go for mcgovern sadly. [laughter] but kim also took a year off from, between high school and college and rang doorbells and called people up for that as a field office hand there in upstate new york. but that was, i worked with
as these four republicans, senators lee, paul, rubio, and shelby. not a boating were senators jim demint, the republican of south carolina. he is retiring. senators kirk and lautenberg as well. here was the reaction from all four house republican leaders. it put this out in a joint statement. here is what they had to say -- the house will honor its commitment to consider the senate agreement if it is passed. decisions about whether the house will seek to a set -- to except or amend the measure will not be made and house members and the american people had been able to review the legislation. the house is expected to come in at noon today. there are some reports that a boat could happen as early as this afternoon. the house minority lindsey -- pine ridge -- house minority leader nancy pelosi tweeted a statement last night about when this bill might come to the house. she had to say, when a final agreement is reached and passed by the senate, i will present it to the house democratic caucus. from "the new york times," -- here is a "-- a quote -- we are getting your take on this. the senate
's stay on the subject of guns and what to do about them. congressman jim moran says there is a disconnect between the national rifle association's leadership and the nra members. the democrat from virginia is pushing a package of gun reforms he says most nra members support. and representative moran joins me now live from washington. good to have you with us. >> good to be with you, thank you. >> congressman, when many politicians think about the nra, they think about this legion of people who stand shoulder to shoulder with wayne lapierre and the leadership and what he says they believe. you believe, though, that the nra leadership is out of touch with the membership. why? >> well, this bill that we're introducing on the first session of the next congress has five measures where two-thirds of nra membership support them. in fact, in some cases one of them is supported by 79% of the nra members. so i do think there is a disconnect between the nra members and the gun manufacturers who basically pay the salaries of the nra leadership. but what this would do is to require background checks,
the exception, because under the jim crow laws, african-americans had been persecuted for years. but what was unique was that there were published pictures of his body. his mother did something that inspires awe. she allowed "jet" magazine to photograph his brutalized body. there was controversy about her decision and the decision to publish the photographs, and those pictures galvanized a nascent movement. "jet" magazine reported continually on the case for years afterwards. i am telling you this story today, because "jet" magazine is shining a much needed spotlight on the killing of a young black boy whose name might otherwise be forgotten, jordan davis, the young boy who was shot to death after the motorist complain ed about a loud music that a motorist was complaining about next to him in a suv. dunn may claim protection under the florida's stand your ground law. and "jet" magazine explores the details of the night that took his life, but introduces us to a 17-year-old who loved to fish with his dad and inspired to be a marine and about to start his first job and now is gone. back wit
that would vote against it because he is a fairly conservative republican. host: he will be replacing jim demint in the senate, who is stepping down. jim demint, one of three that did not vote last night. guest: i do not know if that means he was not here, or he abstained. i imagine he could not have voted to support this. host: donna, independent caller. caller: my concern is that i am basically lost in the cracks. i was a hard worker, paid my taxes, i had an accident, and now i have cancer. i get my medicare, but still i am having to pay for more insurance. my social security check went up, but i have to pay the high price of medical care because of the bills, and it is not fair because i can not get supplemental insurance to help me pay for my disease. i do not think it is fair enough to where i am lost in the crack, and i can barely make it. all of my money goes directly to medical costs. about i'm sorry to hear that, if a tragedy, but she points out the problem. when you go after 2% of the taxpayers and small businesses to fix the problems better on our shoulders, it is picking the w
changed with in the room. >> jim of cnn sends out this week. -- tweet. how could the senate passed this 89-8 and yet it is so hard to get it done in the house? >> this is not the first time this has happened. there was a payroll tax cut extension. when you are elected, you have voters from all over the state. you have a lot of people with similar views about the world. when you are talking to your base back home, that is the way it works. one house member, a republican, was saying he had to watch out for his own voters more than the electorate in general. >> thank you for holding. you are on the air. >> hello. i want to know why he. i worked at a company for five years. i am unemployed now. i am getting unemployment. hi husband doesn't work. it was a single family income. i want to know and understand how a cameo -- can you try to raise everyone's taxes and make the poor and like me -- and i am struggling to keep my home right now. nobody wants to come to an agreement on the fiscal cliff. >> i saw a report by the washington post that 71% of people will have their taxes raised by this deal?
classmates was newt gingrich. early on, he took on as his target, the speaker jim wright. that was the beginning of some of this polarization. it was a better time. -- there is little doubt that in the days of tip o'neill, but it was a better time. since those last couple of decades, the institution has suffered from too much partisanship. >> before mr. gingrich, i would imagine he would argue the republican house members have spent decades in the wilderness and he was the one that found a way to bring them into the majority in the house. how do you balance the pluses and minuses? >> there is not any question that that effort to paint a picture of jim wright's service laid the foundation for a majority. that was a healthy thing. i do not believe it was a good thing -- we have been in that for far too long. appropriations committees work -- in turn the, i think it is significant for the american public to know the appropriations committee work is where either you spend money or you do not. ideally, you are here to work with one another to be as responsive as possible to yo
for this country. host: we move on to jim in fort myers, fla. caller: thank you for taking my call. what is your suggestions to solve these problems? are you still for the electoral college system? how will you improve the campaign financing? i would like to hear what you thought after all of your research. guest: there are a few different ways to go. i do not advocate a particular policy position, but there are some implications. in terms of fund-raising, it is a result of low contribution limits, with rapidly rising campaign costs. if you favor the public system, you will want to revamp its note it offers a larger pool -- so it offers a larger pool to opt in. that would limit the amount of time presidents have to campaign. you might see the problem is the contribution limit. contribution limits on the amount of money you can give are small relative to the amount of money it takes to run a campaign. you might say to raise the contribution limits. with the electoral college, if it were abolished and we elect our presidents through a national popular vote, you could have a lively debate. voters i
them and companies of tomorrow will not get the funds they need to jim walton of walmart four million from dividends. they are top guys pulling the money out. when you look at investment dollars. we have seen so much fluxation in the stock market. stuart varney said it was an effort to cash out some of the money because they don't know what is happening next year. it proves the basic point. you raise taxes you are not raising revenues. most people will respond to thes . they are not sure and look at walmart. it is the walton family that is the richest family in the united states. they initially planned dividend pay out for january 2nd . uncertainty about the fiscal cliff. they are moving up it is yet another example of how we get around this. i would point out when companies are not paying out the dividends, it means we get waste we don't like. instead they spend on offices and private jets and otherwise they might have distributed those funds much >> yes. john tamny, have a great new years. >> and coming up on the show . how late is too late to get your kids eating right? >> and othe
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